How do I launch Media Center?
From the Start screen, start typing Media Center. You should see Windows Media Center show up under Apps. From there, you can launch it or choose to pin it to your Start screen.
From Windows Media Center IR remote, press the Green button.
Are extenders supported?
Xbox 360 extenders are supported. After upgrade, you may need to re-affiliate your extender with your WMC.
Unsupported tuner configurations
Monaco(MediaRoom/IPTV), Dragonfly(Dish), Draco (DIRECTV)
Getting no search results when searching on WMC
Known issue on the x64 version of Consumer Preview w/no work around available.
Cannot Play Video message is displayed
Known issue with the Microsoft WDDM 1.1 driver for several graphics card. Updating the driver to the latest driver from the manufacturer should resolve this issue.
Playing Live TV, Recorded TV, or other video files on Extender, playback will freeze
Known issue for the Consumer Preview, and at the moment there is no work around available.
Clicking on Live TV results in crash or Tuner Not Found
Known issue with Win7 codec pack from Shark007. Uninstall the Shark007 codec pack and install Win8 codec pack from Shark007 website. We've also seen this happen with other codec packs and tuner drivers. If you're encountering this issue and do not have Shark007 codec, please uninstall any other codec packs and update your tuner drivers from the manuf. website.
File needed to display video are not installed or not working correctly is displayed after playback has been going for a while
Known issue for the Consumer Preview with certain hardware, and at the moment there is no work around available.
Music/Photos/Videos are not showing up in their respective libraries in extender sessions
Known issue for the Consumer Preview. Closing and restarting the extender session should resolve this issue.
Digital Cable Advisor fails when going through setup
This is a known issue in Consumer Preview that you can work around by re-running winsat manually.
Receiving HDCP errors in Media Center
This is a known issue with some drivers in Consumer Preview. Installing the Windows 7 driver may resolve this issue.
Windows Media Center reports No tuners found when trying to complete TV setup
Known issue w/ HDHomerun Prime tuner. Here is the published workaround from the HDHomerun site.